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LCVA’s Camp Unity Exhibit to open May 1

For the past eight years Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) has partnered with Crossroads Community Services for its annual summer camp, Camp Unity.

From April 29-Aug. 7, LCVA will exhibit over 80 works created by Camp Unity attendees.

An opening reception and meet and greet with the artists will be held May 1 from 2-4 p.m. in LCVA’s lower level.

Each year Camp Unity serves over 80 adults with developmental disabilities offering them traditional summer camp activities while promoting a sense of community and comradery.

This year the camp, at Burkeville Lodge for the Blind, will offer swimming, volleyball and archery. 

In addition, LCVA’s Director of Education & Outreach Emily Grabiec and LCVA intern Natalie Morrison-Uzzle will provided art activities.

“Each artist was asked to create an image describing themselves through expressing their personal accomplishments and personal traits they were proud of,” Grabiec said. 

“The work in this exhibition attests both to the individuality of each artist and the commonalities that link all people.”

Camp Unity 2016 is sponsored by Haley Auto Mall.

For more information on the LCVA’s annual summer camp, contact the center at (434) 395-2206 or by email at lcvainfo@longwood.edu.